I'll be honest though, I greatly preferred Dragon Age 2's armor designs far more than Dragon Age Origin, it was nice to see my Hawke and Aveline running around with their tits hanging out, and I loved that Varric ran around with his chest hair all hanging out.
I often get this kind of image in my head of real-life female soldiers shaking their heads at Wonder Woman and Starfire going "Seriously? How is that even staying on you?"
Starfire actually makes sense baring skin, the Tamaranian culture is more relaxed when it comes to body image. Men and women wear skin bearing outfits, and have open sexuality and the like. Since they're damn near indestructible, it just kind of works. Sadly, most fans only remember Star/Blackfire from the cartoon, so it's a shock to the system to se Starfire more revealing.
I'm not as much of a stickler on heels with most characters; Emma Frost, Catwoman, they're fine, on Batwoman and Wonder Woman, just no. I can't get as worked up over it as I do inappropriate costumes, since I've fenced, ran and jumped in ballet heels, so saying "fighting in heels is impossible" is a bit of a falsehood coming out of my mouth.
Well, I don't know what you mean by feminist; but from an egalitarian stand point there's nothing wrong with reveling in an aesthetic choice IN A PIECE OF FICTION. To paraphrase Dawkins, "fiction...it's fake. Bitches."
I'm sorry, I just really hate this double standard. Leonidas is tits naked in '300' and I never heard so much as a grumble from anybody. Men don't complain because...the '300' Spartans were playing up their testosterone kindled confidence in battle. Boasting their near invincibility as eugenically bred super soldiers. They were taunting the enemy. Why can't women do the same thing? Why does it always have to come down to exploitation?
Celtics wore next to no armor in combat; and they put all of central Europe under their feet for 300 years. If we're going to argue practicality then let's also argue reality. Historically many great warrior cultures didn't wear restrictive armor. Armor is freaking expensive; not everyone can afford it.
This is just the history nerd in me talking. I don't think you're any less sexually progressive just because you like you some man candy or a titillating medieval ensemble.
but noooo we all have to show our boobs to our enemy
Not to mention: characters with no muscles, but with huge weapons and armor on.